Assistant Headteacher Leading RE and Catholic Life of the School, Barnet

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St James' Catholic High SchoolBarnet

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 12 - 16 (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A unique opportunity in a unique school

Would you like to be part of a forward-thinking, supportive school community where your professional development is a priority? St James' is an Ofsted-rated "Good" school where we are committed to the flourishing of all our staff and pupils.

St James' Catholic High School is a wonderful place to work for many reasons. The words staff most often use to describe us are "supportive" and "community". We are a diverse community of pupils, teachers and support staff who share a common vision inspired by the words of St John's Gospel - "I have come that they might have life and have it to the full".

We can offer you an excellent package including bespoke CPD, childcare vouchers and support from leaders who take seriously the importance of work-life balance. We value your development and will work with you to ensure that your talents are nurtured to the full.

We are looking to appoint an experienced, motivated and inspirational Assistant Headteacher  to join our senior leadership team, leading the RE department and taking responsibility for the Catholic life of the school. You will also lead on an aspect of whole-school improvement (to be decided) 

Due to the specific nature of the role, this post is only suitable for a practising Roman Catholic.

One of the key roles of the post is to oversee the continued strength of RE in the school and ensure our Catholic ethos is not only delivered in lessons but embedded throughout the wider school. You will take responsibility for the development of the RE curriculum and for establishing, monitoring and evaluating the quality and standards of provision in relation to student performance, progression and learning. You will also ensure outstanding provision for all learners and take a lead role in raising the standards of achievement and attainment in the subject;  additionally, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the Catholic ethos of the school.

We offer a highly supportive environment and are committed to ensuring outstanding teaching, behaviour and achievement.

This is a key post, suitable for a practising Catholic who has an inspired vision for Catholic education and aspires to senior leadership in a Catholic school.  We will offer you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and experience in a school where the individual is at the heart of what we do. 

If you are an enthusiastic, creative, well-organised professional who wants to develop as a leader in a school where human flourishing is at the centre of our work, we would love to hear from you. 

Visits to the school before interview are warmly encouraged.  Please contact Sharon McGovern, Headteacher's PA on 020 8358 2800 or email: shmcgovern@st-james.barnet.sch.uk 

St James' Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Deadline for application: Friday 14th December 2018 at noon

Interview dates: Week commencing Monday 14th January 2019

We will inform you immediately if you are shortlisted.  Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interview.  We reserve the right to interview applicants before the stated deadline.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Great Strand, Colindale, London, NW9 5PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8358 2800
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St James' Catholic High School was founded in 1934 by the Dominican Sisters at the behest of the Cardinal Bourne to provide Catholic secondary education for the children of the parishes of north west London.

From 1949 until 1996, St James' existed on...